Volunteers Make A Difference

Volunteers play a vital role in the HOW community. You can make a difference by providing social support to clients, working with staff in our office, or providing rides to healthcare appointment on the Cape. Some volunteers work on a weekly basis; others work on specific events or serve on our “on-call” list for periodic projects. A few positions require special background or training. Most require only time, compassion and a willingness to learn a few basics. Bring your passion and share your skills!


In 2020, our volunteer recognition and appreciation event was virtual and set a new tradition for HOW.  We hosted our first annual HOWIES Awards Ceremony to recognize HOW’s Inspirational & Exceptional Supporters. Click here to watch the HOWIES!

Volunteer Positions Available:

Ever had to live without a car on Cape Cod? It’s tough! Drivers are needed to transport clients from their homes in Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro or Provincetown to medical appointments in Orleans, Hyannis or other Cape locations. Volunteers use their own cars, are covered by our insurance and are eligible for mileage reimbursement. Volunteers should have a valid driver’s license, a clean driving record and feel comfortable working with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Help individual clients by providing social support with a home visit, a cup of coffee or to run an errand together. We can provide one-on-one matching for regular weekly or bi-weekly meetings. In other instances, we have client requests for specific projects such as organizing paperwork or help with the computer. These positions are usually 1-3 hour shifts, once a week/month, on a regular or periodic basis. This position is a good fit for those who have strong interpersonal skills and enjoy learning about other people.

Help with general clerical/administrative tasks, such as copying, filing, data entry and/or routine phone calls. These positions are usually 3-4 hour shifts, once a week, on a regular basis. By helping with routine tasks, you free up our staff to work on more complex matters. This position is a good fit for those who have strong organizational and communication skills and excellent attention to detail.

We all know technology can be a bit frustrating! Sometimes, all we need is for another person to empathize and troubleshoot along with us. Work one-on-one with clients to help with basic technology skills, including sending emails, adjusting tablet settings, using Zoom, and more. All Tech Assistants will receive training to help with these skills. It is not expected that our Tech Assistants can fix every tech problem that may come their way- we provide help only with basic tasks. But seeing friendly face and getting help with these tasks makes a huge difference to our clients.

Volunteer Profiles

2021 Volunteer of the Year: Judy Marsh

“Helping Our Women (HOW) – recognized their 2021 “Volunteer of the Year”, along with other volunteers and partners, at the 2nd Annual HOWIES award celebration. HOWIES stands for Helping Our…
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Join HOW’s Kindness Crew

The Kindness Crew is HOW’s Volunteer Committee hosted by three dedicated and compassionate volunteers and the Volunteer Coordinator.  This committee enables volunteers to offer their best skills and learn how…
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2020 Volunteer of the Year: Marianne Thomas

Volunteer Spotlight: Marianne Thomas Awarded HOW’s 2020 Volunteer of the Year   During our 1st Annual HOWIES Celebration, the HOW community honored Marianne Thomas as our 2020 Volunteer of the…
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